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Gas flaring which is the greatest environmental hazard in the Niger Delta is the burning of natural gas that is associated with crude oil when it is pumped up from the ground. This is the cheapest method of separating crude oil, from associated gas and has been proven to cause pollution damaging to human health.Continue Reading →
The US federal government shut down for the first time in 17 years on Tuesday, after hours of political brinkmanship failed to end a congressional budget row.Continue Reading →
By all accounts, Nigeria’s political history has shown that the struggle for independence and nationhood has not only been tortuous and cumbersome but daunting and taskingContinue Reading →
Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan’s initiative on national conference is in sync with the Senate position.Continue Reading →
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Tuesday said it would support any dialogue that would bring about the strengthening of the Nigeria Project.Continue Reading →
Former Transport Minister, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, on Tuesday, said democracy has stabilised Nigeria.Continue Reading →
Nigerians scoring the power sector below average, some would say is being very generous in view of the prevalent crisis in the nation’s power sector, which has gone on for decades, unabated. But with the sale of the unbundled power companies from PHCN, to private investors, KUNLE KALEJAYE, writes that there is hope for better days ahead.Continue Reading →
As the privatisation process for the power sector is about to be concluded, a cross section of Nigerians expressed the hope for brighter days ahead. Some, who spoke to Sweetcrude, said they believe the privatisation of the sector would nip the problem of power in the bud.Continue Reading →
Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has enlisted a team of forensic investigators from the United States for his murder trial which begins next year, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.Continue Reading →
Since Jim Iyke’s ‘deliverance’ went viral; stunning everyone on cyber space, a fall out of reactions from fellow Nollywood stars, critics and fans have ensued, tongues have been wagging, fans have besieged every thinkable social media with their thoughts.Continue Reading →
Today marks 53 years of our Independence as a nation. First and foremost, I would like to say congratulations to us all. Through thick and thin, we have built this country together. Through triumphs and trials, we have developed a Nigerian identity in our own way.Continue Reading →
Stakeholders have argued that Nigeria’s economic development, which is anchored on the petroleum industry could have been comparable to the western world, but for issues relating to environmental degradation, corruption, crude theft, infrastructure deficiency, and insecurity.Continue Reading →
President Goodluck Jonathan has announced the setting up of an Advisory Committee to establish modalities for a national conference aimed at resolving issues that currently cause friction in the polity.
In an Independence Day broadcast today, President Goodluck Jonathan said that the committee which will have Dr. Femi Okurounmu as its Chairperson and Dr. Akilu Indabawa as its Secretary, is expected to complete its assignment within one month.
“Fellow Nigerians, our Administration has taken cognizance of suggestions over the years by well-meaning Nigerians on the need for a national dialogue on the future of our beloved country.
“When there are issues that constantly stoke tension and bring about friction, it makes perfect sense for the interested parties to come together to discuss.
“In demonstration of my avowed belief in the positive power of dialogue in charting the way forward, I have decided to set up an advisory committee whose mandate is to establish the modalities for a national dialogue or conference.
“The committee will also design a framework and come up with recommendations as to the form, structure and mechanism of the process.Continue Reading →
Six pregnant teenagers were on Monday arraigned in an Umuahia Magistrates’ Court on a two-count-charge of conspiracy to commit felony, buying and selling newly-born babies.Continue Reading →
The Mercedes Benz GLA compact sport utility vehicle was one of the star attractions at the just concluded International Motor Show, IAA, in Frankfurt, where it celebrated its world premiere. The all-new Mercedes Benz GLA class brings to five the number of premium sport utility vehicles in the Mercedes Benz passenger car line-up. The others include the GLK, GL, ML and G-Class.Continue Reading →